The Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a tourism promotion agency that markets Lackawanna County, including Scranton and surrounding areas. Stop into our Visitor Center in Downtown Scranton for a Visitor Guide and tips on things to do in Lackawanna County.
About Lackawanna County:
Located in Northeast Pennsylvania just west of the Poconos, Lackawanna County is named for the scenic river which flows through it. The county, along with its largest city, Scranton, saw rapid growth at the turn of the 20th century by manufacturing coal during the growth of steel production. However, more recently, the area’s economy has diversified due to the globalization of the steel industry; the county preserves its cultural mix with various heritage festivals as well as outdoor activities. The county is a perfect driving distance from surrounding areas and great for weekend activities you can’t find anywhere else. Lackawanna County is part of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area.